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Boat building on Whalsay; the last sixareen built on the isl...

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Title - Boat building on Whalsay; the last sixareen built on the isl...
Contributors - John Jamieson Irvine
Reporters - Elizabeth Sinclair

Summary - Boat building on Whalsay; the last sixareen built on the isle.

Whalsay people often built their own boats. Some were built in Lerwick, but there was always a man on the isle who could build boats. The last sixareen [six-oared fishing boat] built for Whalsay was built in Skaw and was two feet longer than usual at twenty feet of keel rather than eighteen.


Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:39
Date Recorded - 1961.05
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 59789
Original Tape ID - SA1961.027
Original Track ID - SA1961.27
Audio Quality - Poor
Audio Format - R2R



Recording Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Nesting
  Island - Whalsay


Item Location:
  County - Shetland
  Parish - Nesting
  Island - Whalsay

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